Debra Conner submitted this photo.

This photo is of several members of the Citations Drum & Bugle Corps from Burlington, Mass, taken at the airport as the corps was ready to board the plane for the return trip to Boston. This photo conveys to me the spirit of drum corps. Although the corps did not make it past preliminaries, the kids did not let it stop their enthusiasm for the World Championships and their support of all the other drum corps in Pasadena. Thank you DCI for another memorable year.

And, why are they smiling? Because the talk is already about next year! In the photo is the mellophone horn line: Erika LeBlanc, Sammy Bates, Ashley Turner and Evan Conner.